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Holiday like the fit and famous

Posted in DESTINATIONS By Maggie O' Sullivan

Pool, SHA Wellness Clinic, SpainFancy working out next to Morgan Freeman or saluting the sun with Kylie? Our friends at Health and Fitness Travel, one of the leading specialists in wellness holidays, know exactly which destinations attract the fit and famous. Here are five of them.

SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

Fit & famous fans: Demi Moore, Kylie Minogue, Simon Cowell, Naomi Campbell, Madonna and Yoko Ono

Frequented by Hollywood stars and music moguls, SHA prides itself on offering distinctively tailored wellness programmes, with healthy breaks to help combat insomnia, stress, weight loss, smoking and more. It's also the world's first macrobiotic wellness resort so guests can combine a tailor-made macrobiotic nutritional plan with rejuvenating spa therapies and complimentary classes, from yoga to Tai Chi. Seven nights from £2,330 per person or £2,775 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.Spa, The BodyHoliday, St LuciaThe BodyHoliday, St Lucia 

Fit & famous fans: Morgan Freeman, Charlotte Church and Emma Bunton

Located in a peaceful cove on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, The BodyHoliday offers a haven of wellness to celebs looking to refocus their minds and re-energise their bodies. Guests can be as active or relaxed as they want to be, choosing from a range of spa treatments, sports, fitness and wellness activities as well as a wide array of group classes, including yoga and spinning in the treetop studio. Seven nights from £2,140 per person for single or double occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.Ananda in the Himalayas, IndiaAnanda in the Himalayas, India

Fit and famous fans: Uma Thurman, Heidi Klum and Ricky Martin

This secluded retreat at the foot of the Himalayas has a holistic wellness approach designed to unite mind, body and soul and revive wellbeing. On offer is an array of experiences, from ancient Indian Ayurvedic spa therapies to meditation and healthy cooking demonstrations. Ananda is only a few minutes' drive from Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, so where better to practise those sun salutations before taking a guided mountain trek? Seven nights from £3,440 per person or £4,340 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of wellness programmes, return flights and transfers.The Body Camp, IbizaThe Body Camp, Ibiza 

Fit and famous fans: Millie Mackintosh, Caggie Dunlop and Madeleine Shaw

Full mind, body and soul transformation is what’s on offer at The Body Camp,  a newcomer and already a growing favourite of the fit and famous. As well as shaping up in the great outdoors with a variety of fun fitness activities, from beach circuit training to sea swimming and yoga, guests can take part in educational cookery classes and mindful coaching workshops, before unwinding with a dip in the mineral-rich salt water pool. Seven nights at The Body Camp from £1,890 per person or £3,030 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.Spa, Chiva Som, ThailandChiva Som, Thailand

Fit and famous fans: David and Victoria Beckham, Elle Macpherson and Kate Moss

Everyone gets the VIP treatment at this world-renowned health and fitness retreat which promotes overall wellbeing to the likes of football stars, supermodels and Hollywood royalty. With tailor-made wellness programmes, from stress relief and yoga to detox and fitness, expert health and fitness advisers utilise the best in specialist exercises, spa therapies and nutrition. If it’s good enough for the super fit and famous Beckhams… Seven nights from £3,395 per person or £4,535 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.


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